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. >> chris: i'm chris wallace. what is the state of our union? foreign and domestic? as president obama prepares to address the nation tuesday, he faces a buzzsaw of issues. automatic spending cuts. gun control. immigration reform. and the resurgent al-qaeda. we will talk about all this with two of washington's heavy hitters. house democratic leader nancy pelosi. and senator john mccain. pelosi and mccain only on "fox news sunday." then, senators grill the president's nominee for cia director over the targeted killing of terrorist suspects. we will ask our sunday panel about new demands to lift the veil on drone strikes. and our power player of the week can tell you almost everything the president does and how you often he does it. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. when president obama delivers his state of the union is speech tuesday, one big issue will be sequestration. $85 billion in automatic spending cuts due to kick in march 1. the white house now warns this will mean damaging layoffs of teachersers law enforcement and food
as our economy continues to struggle. gdp in the first quarter, .1%. president obama warning that the automatic spending cuts would hurt the recovery in the economy. why is the dow surging? stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company", fox business network. why, stuart? >> that is very, very simple, bill. because ben bernanke said twice this week he will keep on printing money. by the billions. by the tens of billions. that means some of that money will find its way to wall street. so the stock market rallied. the dow is up 300 points in the last two days. it is just 89 points away from its all-time record high. there is one more point to be made here, bill. do we got that report of really miserable growth in the last part of last year. that will encourage ben to print some more money. if the economy is so weak, well, print even more. that is the thinking. that is why the market is up so far. could hit a record today. bill: about 100 points away, right? >> 89 points away from the all-time high, yeah. bill: closing in on an all-time high. we'll get the song if we get there, on
bennia minute netanyahu says president obama's trip to israel next month will emphasize the strong ties between got the two countries. netanyahu welcomed obama's visit and says there are three main topics on the leader's agenda. >> the president and i talk about this visit and agree that we will discuss three main issues. iran's arms race. iran's attempts to arm itself with the nuclear weapons and the situation in syria and its implication for the region's security as well as that of israel and the united states, of course. >> and america's toughest sheriff is joining forces with one of america's toughest action stars. arizona sheriff joe arpaio and actor steven segal. more than 3,000 people joined the volunteer positive for salmonella icy. arpaio says itle help deter school shooters and won't cost taxpayers a dime. that is all the time we have for us here in washington. "fox news sunday" is coming up next. chris wallace has exclusive interviews with house minority leader nancy pelosi and senator john mccain. you don't want to miss that. i'm unroberts in for -- i'm john roberts in
to kick in friday. president obama chose to drive home the point in a different way. miles from washington, d.c. ed henry has the toptory tonight -- top story tonight. >> reporter: one day after the homeland security secretary claimed the sequester could make us vulnerable to terrorist attack, president obama took the fear factor on the road to newport news, virginia. where nuclear attack submarines are built to warn this region is about to take a major hit. >> the sequester could cost jobs in virginia. if it goes in effect, more than 2,000 college students would lose financial aid. >> he took on john boehner by name saying he took tax revenue off the table to protect the rich. or corporate jet owners who are doing well and don't need the tax loopholes to avoid laying off workers. >> claiming they should get harry reid to pass one of two house bills to block forced cuts. >> so for 16 months the president is travelling all over the country holding rallies instead of sitting down with senate leaders in order to try to forge an agreement over there in order to move the bill. >> we moved the b
to president obama's state of the union address. mr. obama using his speech last night to express for more government spending, sweeping gun control measures and immigration reform. let's talk about it with karl rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to george w. bush, also a fox news contributor. karl, we heard the president talk about a lot of programs that he wants, things liken no sraeugs centers for american manufacturing, that kind of thing. but he says all of this will not add one time to the dead ral deficit. do you buy that? >> no, i don't. you know it was interesting the president did talk many numbers in his speech and the white house briefing sheets on this didn't have much in the way of information. there are three numbers, the president's infrastructure program is $50 billion, his project rebuild, that is to rehabilitate or tphol i shall a hundred thousand vacant or damaged buildings. 15billion. a billion for manufacturing centers. look at the rest of these things to which no price tag was attached in the speech or in the white house briefing papers. subsidies,
will be receiving the medal of honor from president obama. he will be only the 4th living service member awarded theation naes top honor for courage in iraq and afghanistan. he retired from the army in 2011. >> the grarm me awa-- grammy aw goes to for album of the year. >> the grammy goes to mumford and sons. >> british ban mumford and sons taking home the top honor of the night. but it was justin timberlake's much anticipated performance that stole the show. >> i actually love that song. another big winner was kelly clarkson another favorite. she took home the grammy for best pop vocal and had the funniest acceptance speech. >> i had sex with miranda lambert. there's the name of a song for later after alcohol. i am just kidding. i didn't know i was going to win. i literally was so excited to be in this category. >> she can sing. that is your 5@5:00. >> leads us to our brew on this question of the day what was your moment at the grammys if you were up that late. e-mail us at foxfriendsfirst@foxnews.com or tweet us. >> it was a little late. >> lindsay graham a very direct message to the white hou
on a missile, a missile aimed right at the united states. president obama reacting today saying, quote, north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and the international peace and security the united states will also con continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. republican congressman ed royce, chair of the house foreign affairs committee also responding saying quote, today's nuclear test by north korea is yet more evidence of its deep commitment to its nuclear weapons program and demands the obama administration's attention. this test comes just weeks after north korean regime stated its goal to develop a miss till -- missile to strike the united states and mere days after it produced a outrageous video of a missile attack on new york city. just to remind you, we have 30,000 u.s. troops protecting south korea on the demilitarized zone between the north and the south. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live at the state department. james, this is chock-full. >> reporter: and scary stuff, arthe
in any number of ways. obama administration now predicting some difficult circumstances, transportation secretary ray lahood saying air traffic controllers could be cut causing flight delays and the secretary of education saying the nation's school children will suffer because of strained finances in the state. listen.... >> means a lot more children will not get the kinds of services they need as many as 40,000 teachers could lose their jobs. >> reporter: meantime, plenty of political finger pointing. >> the reason there is no agreement is because there is no leadership from the president on actually recognizing what the problem is. >> why is it that we can't come to the table and agree what cuts need to happen? that is what we should be doing. we shouldn't be passing the blame to the executive branch or saying this is obama's sequester >> reporter: both sides are pessimistic about changes to the agreement. >> heather: with five days left, you can understand why. what are the nation's governors saying? >> they had a meeting over the wined and some went on the sunday talk shows to talk
you up right. >> bret: we are about 27 hours away from president obama's first "state of the union" address of the second term. chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us what we can expect to hear. >> president obama only used the word "jobs" twice in the inaugural address, his team is now building tuesday's big speech as a continuation of a major push on the economy. >> you will hear in the president's "state of the union" an outline from him for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle class. the president has always viewed the two speeches, inaugural address and "state of the union" two acts of the same play. >> the play since inaugural featured scenes with the president focusing instead on gun control, immigration reform and other issues. leading to headlines this weekend about the president pivoting back to jobs. a phrase republicans say they have heard nearly a dozen times since mr. obama first tried to pivot back from healthcare. >> the president spent most of the first term avoiding the issues americans cared about most. >> what i am suggesting is he not do the s
a known testing site. now, of course, the backlash as leaders including president obama condemn the move. this video shows north koreans applauding in the streets. in a nation where millions are starving, according to south korean estimates, north korea has spent more than three billion dollars on its nuclear program. enough to feed the country for three years. we'll have more from the state departmental but first to jonathan hunt live at the united nations in manhattan. a rare show of unity of the united nations. >> members gathered that it became apparent that the nuclear test had, indeed, taken place. u.s. ambassador susan rice described it as a threat to regional and international peace and stability and joined the other members in, quote, strongly condemning north korea's action. ambassador rice said that there will be consequences. listen.... >> when the council responded to the last provocation in violation of its obligation we said and the council said that was clearly committed in resolution 20787 to take, and i quoted, significant action in the event of any further launch using
will ask senator rand paul what he thinks of the obama agenda as well as republican policy. also, it is less than two weeks until big automatic spending cuts kick in. we will ask the sunday panel will congress will reach a deal before the sequester deadline. and outraged our power player of the week helps the senate make history by keeping track of history. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. senate republicans made history this week, blocking a nominee for defense is secretary for the first time ever. they are demanding more information about the nominee former senator chuck hagel and about the benghazi terror attack. joining me now one of the senators leading the charge, republican lindsey graham of south carolina. you were telling me before we went on the air that you have gotten new information about chuck hagel. what is it? >> on the day of the vote there was a blog posting about a speech i think in 2007 or 2008 that chuck hagel made at rutgers university and the blogger was a supporter of senator hagel who was thinking
that will be programming i will watch. if that's the choice that and obama i'm going with hasselhoff any day. >> bill: i want the audience to pity me and ms. laura because we have to watch this. >> i will be tweeting. >> bill: you guys should watch it just to prove us right because we are mocking it. it's an exercise in nothingness. >> you will know if things are going badly for republicans because john boehner will actually change shades during the address. okay? different color. >> bill: let me break this to you very gently because you are my friend. things are going bad for the republicans. we don't have to wait to find that out. >> okay. >> bill: miss laura ingraham, everybody, there she is. that it for us tonight. we have updates on the los angeles situation throughout the evening. as always, we thank you for watching the factor, and let's go down to washington, d.c. right now where bret baier and his crew standing by to set up the state of the union. take it away, bret. >> president obama's state of the union address, i'm bret baier in washington, you're looking live inside the house chamber ther
back hagel. democrats have largely supported president obama's pick to follow outcomegoing secretary leon panetta. the new poll shows the federal government is not popular with the american public. a majority of americans thinks it threatens their personal rights and freedom. let's talk about it. david mercer and former rnc spokesperson is here for a fair and balanced debate about why everybody's so cranky. good to see you both. >> good tesee you. >> so now, we believe it's the first time in the history of the poll who have a majority of american who is say they are not happy with the federal government. >> in the poll, if you look deep into it, it says outright that conservative republicans who in 2010 had a 62%... feeling of being threatened by the government, now it's up to 76%. so i think that's largely driving this new number that we are seeing in the poll, which is to say, what is it attributed to? a lot of factor, being the financial crisis, starting in 2008 and i think also a lot of gridlock and partisanship, which we all need to take a note of so we can get to fair and balan
big surprise at the end for viewers was the first lady, michelle obama, gave out the best picture award. watch this. >> it's hard but you can't hold grudges. it's hard but you can't hold grudges. and it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life because that's going to happen. all that matters is that you got to get up. >>gretchen: that was the best line of the night. we were supposed to hear from the first lady there. she actually was the surprise guest to announce "argo." as a winner. that line should be playing across the schools for all kids today what ben affleck just said. >>brian: he came out, he won. one of the other producers spoke first. george clooney didn't say anything. what was interesting is jack ni coleson walks out. i thought this is going to be clint eastwood-esque. then he gives it to the first lady of the united states who ends up naming the winner. >> ben affleck was referring to the fact that he was not nominated for best director's award. >>gretchen: he was not nominated at all. it was interesting to remember he started with "good will hunting." i had f
. >> thank you for having me. >> eric: president obama says it's washington's fault, the latest explanation for the sluggish u.s. economic recovery. and it has been tough going. let's take a look at the unemployment rate when mr. obama took office, it was 7.8%. right now, it's just ticked up a bit, 7.9%. the percentage of american who is are not working as much as they would like to, in 2009, that was 14.2%. today, up just a hair, 14.4%, the president claims the capitol is dysfunctional. >> i bet most americans are thinking the same thing right now -- nothing will get done in washington this year, or next year, or maybe even the year after that, because washington is broken. can you blame them for feeling a little cynical? that's the reason my jobs bill that would put a million more people back to work has been voted down by republicans in congress time and time again. it is the biggest source of gridlock in washington and has been over the last 3 years. now here's the thing -- remember i told you this was a choice that we have to make? because what is holding us back right now is not that
payback. you downgrade us in 2011. it was bad news for america and the obama administration. now we are going to sue you. this lawsuit implies that all of the blame for the crash should go to wall street, whether it's bankers, brokers, insurance companies, you are to blame, not any blame attaching to politicians. gregg: these credit-backed securities and all kinds of investments that were bundled together, they were hard to discern. that will be s & p's defense. we didn't know and neither did anyone else. martha: we are learning the tour bus involved in that horrific accident over the weekend had a history of maintenance problems. according to federal records the bus failed multiple inspects. as recently as october this bus was slapped with 8 violations. a horrific scene that napped this accident. 7 people were killed, dozens injured. >> reporter: people were screaming as the bus driver lost control saying i'm going to have to crash, i'm going to have to crash. martha: the exact cause of the crash is underway but the they e look at brake failure. gregg: boeing is asking permission t
could teach obama a thing or two about dealing with evil. like all americans we want our kids safe in school, but remember, kids sometimes need to be kids especially on the playground. i guess if i was a kid today i'd be arrested. that's all the time we have left this evening, as always, thank you for being with us, let not your heart be troubled. the news continues, greta is standing by next to go on the record and we'll see you here tomorrow night. greta. take it away. >> greta: tonight, drone-gate is heating up in washington, rush limbaugh is already on fire. >> this is from nbc news, a confidential justice department memo concludes that the united states government, ie, president obama, can order the killing of american citizens, if they are believed to be senior operation leaders of al-qaeda or associated force, even if there isn't any intelligence indicating that they're engaged in an active plot to attack the united states. that's casting a really wide net because it almost sounds like he won't even have to be a senior operational leader of al-qaeda or associate, or actually
president obama has signed the emergency declaration for connecticut to bring in resources. >> good news. anna, thanks. our chief meteorologist rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center. we understand there's another severe weather threat. >> it's not for the northeast. i'll start with the northeast and that storm that's severe is going to be into the underneath northeast tomorrow and rain. it's not severe but rain. molly was talking about a warmup. the temperatures look pretty good. the problem is with the rain, even though the temperatures are warmer, because it's rain, the rain is going to fall on the snow and suck up the rain like a sponge and get very hard. today has to be the day you shovel your roofs because tomorrow, add the weight of the water and likely roofs will collapse. today's the day you do your work. it's a nice day. do everything you can. this is a look at that storm you see temperatures getting above freezing for the most part for everybody. it's overnight tonight into tomorrow morning we start to see this move in. starting as a little bit of freezing rain mixin
now. >> hi, fox news alert, with 24 hours until president obama delivers his state of the union address kicking off his second term and we're getting reports to expect a big new push on jobs. welcome to "america live" everyone, i'm megyn kelly. the white house saying the president's state of the union focus will be primarily on jobs and the economy. this, after an an inaugural address that seemed to put gay rights, gun control as the type priority and criticized for not focusing more on the jobs and the economy at the time. and all of this comes as the fox news poll say the majority of americans think this economy is going to get worse in the coming year, the numbers there. chris stirewalt, host of power play on foxnews.com. chris, you tell me whether this is a response to the new focus on jobs and the white house, not new at all, but it clearly wasn't the main thrust of his inaugural address and i mean, you look for the number, you look for the word jobs and you hear, you know, or the economy, you're going to be looking a long time. is this in response to the criticism that he
were advanced and beyond what the democrats were able to do. the democrats under obama have caught up and far surpassed when republicans are able to do in terms of both gathering data, but then analyzing it and putting it to use, either to turn voters out, to discourage voters for the opposition from showing up, and in addition to that using social media as a way to harness support among the electorate in general. i think there are many areas here where republicans know they have to improve, but they've got to figure out how to do it, and what the chairman is doing both in visiting facebook, talking to technology experts in the bay area of northern california, and he'll be in washington state in seattle to talk about early voting in general. there, jon as you remember democrats are just a lot better right now at turning out voters for early voting. why that's so important, sometimes it's hard to convince somebody to show up on one day out of 365. but if you've got four weeks to work them over you can get them out to vote and end up with more voters. jon: success r- mark zuckerberg is
tomorrow night, have a good night. the union address. welcome to special coverage of president obama's fourth state of the union address, the first state of the union of his second term. earlier today, house speaker john boehner predicted the highly partisan speech and said this president doesn't have the guts to go against his liberal base. those two men will be facing each other shortly and just coming in now, the cabinet, as you see right now, secretary of state john kerry newly appointed to that position. obviously, the former democratic candidate for president, also former senator from massachusetts, now the new secretary of state. behind him secretary of defense, leon panetta who will be leaving, although chuck hagel is on the hot seat right now. he was approved out of the senate armed services committee partisan vote, 14-11 today, but the senate floor, a full vote expected sometime later this week and you see the rest of the cabinet filing in behind those two men. ed henry, chief white house correspondent is standing by on the north lawn. ed? >> reporter: and here at the white
while kimukimjune unis in control. probably it is no coincidence that today obama will be delivering that state of the union address. they are looking for a maximum tie-in with their arch enemy the united states. martha: this merry-go-round over north korea's nukes goes back 20 years. it froze its nuclear program in 1994 in an agreement with the u.s. but that broke down in 2002. north korea has been ramping up their production ever since. they put the number in the north between 4-13 nuclear bombs. bill: this is the range of the missile we do believe north korea has the capacity to. the range said to be 6,000 kilometers away from north korea. just to the edge of where you would findway. here is the dmz that separates north korea. this time of year it is isolated, it is remote, it is cold and snowy as well. we'll show you the region for the number of countries -- they have been party to the talks with north korea in the past. we are gauging talks out of moscow. we are going to bring you all of that as we move throughout the morning. northern region of north korea is where this was det
emerging about the immigration bill being drafted by the obama administration. that legislation reportedly lays out a process for illegal immigrants to become legal residents but that proposal is not going over well with some republicans. good morning. welcome to america's news headquarters, i'm eric shawn. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. great to have you here. president saying we only pass the boil to congress if lawmakers can't agree on legislation of their own. doug is joining us live from washington. >> reporter: white house says it's a backup plan but they have come up with their own reform bill. president's plan that was leaked to u.s.a. today would offer special virsas to illegal immigrants that would put them on a pathway to full permanent citizenship. they say the president's plan will come into play only if congress fails to act. >> all it says to me we are doing exactly what we said we would do, we will be prepared in the bipartisan talks which we are aggressively supporting, if those don't work out, we'll have an option that we will be supporting. >> reporter: the problem may be en
, president obama admitted the cuts were a really bad idea. what the president failed to mention is that the sequester was his idea and his administration during the dead limit negotiate. >> and president obama failed to mention the sequester, he made another pitch for the higher minimum wage and cutting the budget in general and can't allow huge cuts in social security and medicare. >> and that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction and others nothing more. >> and even with the looming crisis, congress is taking the next week off. >> kelly: thank you. >> congress can figure out a responsible way to deal with the looming financial crisis. angela mcglowan, and penny lee, joining me for this beautiful afternoon, ladies. >> thank you. >> we're not hearing any talk of compromise for a 11th hour deal being worked out. what are the consequences here and who will face the brunt of this, penny? >> well, unfortunately right now we're at a time in washington they don't face the crisis until it's absolutely the 11th hour. we see this tim
deficits and debt, president obama will call for more spending and investment, we're told, in tonight's "state of the union" address. meanwhile, speaker of the house boehner says the president "doesn't have the guts to go against his liberal base. " we have extensive coverage throughout "special report" tonight. first up, chief white house correspondent ed henry with just released excerpts. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. you are right. dramatic news night. this is a big moment for the president. this may be his last "state of the union" before he is a lame duck. the last chance for him in a "state of the union" to really grab the nation by the lapel and deliver the message. aides say he plans to use the opportunity tonight being forceful and arguing for a stronger, middle class. while somehow not adding to the deficit with new proposals. as you noted. an excerpt. just given to us by the white house and what he will say. "tonight, i will lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework, both parties agreed to just 18 months a
obama heads back to his hometown of chicago to address the gun violence which has crippled that city. will his message make a difference? >> let us not be deceived. nixon, bush, obama, they're war criminals. >> and a huge rift among liberals as the president takes fire from his base over his controversial drone policy. we'll have a debate. caution. you're about to enter the no spin zone because the spin stops here. "the factor" begins right now. >> hi. i'm juan williams in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. let's get right to our top story. the future of carnival cruise lines and the thousands of passengers who may be considering what the company owes them after their cruise from hell. the massive ship triumph 14 stories tall finally returned to port last night carrying more than 4,000 guests and crew members who have incredible stories to tell. they had been planning to go from galveston to cozumel, but ended up stranded at sea for five days with overflowing toilets, food shortages, and foul odors. an engine fire turned their dream vacation into nightmares. >> it was
even if it means raising some new revenue just the way obama is demanding. joining me now with his take on all of this joe trippi, howard dean's former campaign manager hanna fox news contributor. joe has a strategist do you agree that that is really what is happening here with the president? >> it's certainly by default going to go down that way. part of the reason i think it works for him is that the republican part see is sort of fractured right now and is arguing about the path to take. i mean, even within its own ranks and that definitely hess the president, who by the way has this -- i know we look at his 53% approval rating and wonder, that's relatively slow sometimes for a second term, beginning of a second term, but the republicans in congress have a 23, 24% approval rating, so, you know, you put those two things in combination and he's got a lot more room to maneuver and to push, and he seems to be very aggressive to do this. jenna: approval ratings aside, i don't want to mention the approval ratings of the media, we are pretty low in there too. that aside the president is goi
american hero. >> president barack obama extending olive branch to religious institutions making changes to the contraception mandate are they really accommodating or just gimmicks? we will hear from the president of a catholic university in just a little bit. >> and let's get ready to rum bible. we -- rumble. brian kilmeade live from new orleans superdome in just moments. he did a great job down there yesterday he will do a better job today because it is super bowl sunday. ifst ffsz begins right now. >> peter gabriel for you this morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this super bowl sunday. super bowl 47. san francisco 49ers vs. the baltimore ravens live from the big easy. >> you guys ready for some good bean dip and beer and wings later. >> bean dip? i'm a guacamole guy. >> i will send you recipe. my sister-in-law made buffalo wing sauce. she said i would almost these frozen it is so good. franks hot sauce. shredded chicken. >> i put that on everything. >> franks hot sauce. >> you future on anything. >> twinkies. >> put it on a shoe and it would taste good. >> brian did a great job
was cleared of any wrong doing. president obama says john allen is one of the finest military leaders a true patriot and a man i have come to respect greatly. >> incredible video showing the terrifying moments the russian meteorite hit the school gym full of children. the tear fied students sent running for their lives and glass is flying. it is believed dwoins were smashed out after a sonic boom. luckily everyone in the building was okay. more than 1500 people were injured through out the city when this happened. >> time is running out for lawmakers to reach a deal to avoid looming spending cuts. there are nine days left. president obama is blaming republicans now even though the sec questions tore was their idea. >> if republicans and congress want to make a deal they will make a deal but look at the calendar 9 days is not much time to find middle ground on new taxes that republicans doon't want or replacement cuts the white house doesn't want. senior administration officials say the devastating automatic cuts that go along with the see questor this year are more than likely to kick in. >>
national security and thousands of jobs? the effect i have boehner's argument to make president obama seem reasonable. after all, the president certainly agrees with boehner, the sequester cuts and different jobs, the difference is that obama wants to avoid them. couldn't have said it better, that was byron york. >> well? >> well, it's not an honor you get every day. what can i say? that was exactly what i wrote, but it wasn't all that i wrote. i mean, what i basically wrote was, why is john boehner subscribing to the same rehe torehe-- rhetorical talking points? boehner in the op-ed came out and said this sequester will do enormous damage to u.s. national security and to jobs. he said it was detrimental to both of those things which is president obama's position entirely, instead of saying that the sequester is a relatively small first step toward getting federal spending under control in a way that would ultimately help the economy. >> let we get back to my first, if sequestration isn't, maybe we'd get as many as we might have if we spent money and if we're at the status quo. >> they're
-flop. president obama will allow congress to access classified drone documents after all. but why? is it to get his top spy guy confirmed later today or quiet complaints that he's stepping on the constitution. from his own party now. >>steve: while the president defends his secret drone war, our military is about to get gutted in some measure. from pay cuts for our troops to slashing our fleet. what does the future of our national security look like going forward? >>brian: how many times have we said the military makes way too much money? next time you're late for work try this. sorry boss, my angry wife stole my truck keys, dropped them in a glass of water and wut them in the freezer. really? most memorable excuses as "fox & friends" starts right now. >>steve: what did you tell us? >>gretchen: good morning. talking about the blues brothers. i'm intrigued. >>brian: on the blues brother when they had the excuse my car had a flat tire, whatever they said real quick. but everyone has an excuse but rarely do people put all the excuses together. >>steve: until today. >>gretchen: each week we get hun
device. why is president obama hours away from announcing cuts now to our own nuclear arsenal? breaking details for you straight ahead. >>steve: meet the shooter, the navy seal who took down osama bin laden setting the record straight and making a shocking claim. he has been betrayed by the u.s. federal government and can barely afford to feed his family. he's jobless. his story this morning. >>brian: how much would you pay to take these guitars from rock n'roll moves history to your living room? the chance is coming your way as "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: breaking news because it set off earthquake warnings but it was actually a north korean nuclear test. it all happened hours ago and now the world son alert. kelly wright is on this story for us live in washington right now. good morning, kelly. >> good morning to all of you this morning. president obama calls north korea's latest nuclear test a highly provocative act. north korea announcing it detonated a miniature nuclear device successfully at a northeastern test site. the u.n. confirms the blast was larger than pr
to blast president obama. >> the president hats tailed faild to put forward a plan. why? because they see the sequester as an opportunity to push through another tax increase. >> reporter: the president failed to mention sequester specifically. he made another pitch for higher minimum wage and substantial reduction has taken place in the deficit. >> over the last few years we have reduced the deficit by $2.5 trillion which puts us more than halfway $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists say we need. now, we need to finish the job. >> reporter: so with the threat of that sequester looming over washington and looming over the pentagon, congress has taken a week off for the presidents' day holiday. >> kelly: steve, we're going to be following this story and more on the impact budget cuts could have on our national security. we will be talking to bob scales a fox military analyst. he knows what he is talking about. that is coming up later in the show. >> heather: meantime, some incredible events beyond earth's atmosphere. russians are trying to recover from a meteor that slammed int
this guy came along. >> greta: and allen west says president obama needs your help with the sequester. he tweets, call, e-mail, flood the white house with suggestions, cutting 2.4% since they're obviously too incompetent to figure it out. congressman west joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening, greta. >> greta: do you think it will have any impact and people he e-mailing and calling the white house and do you think they'll listen. >> i think they will listen, he we don't have any leadership coming out of washington d.c. >> greta, i don't know if you have it sitting there, the gao report talking 200 to 300 billion dollars of wasteful redundant programs in washington d.c., a great place to start. 85 billion dollars is not going to effectively shut down the united states government. we're not going to have to worry about meat inspectors or planes falling from the sky. fact, this week, greta, you have ben bernanke, that was testifying up there on capitol hill, and he talked about because we have such a lackluster recovery we're going to have to continue on with federal spending. what he
could be achieved in the new obama administration, the second term you about it is ultimately the supreme leader who calls the shots. certainly the fact that iran told the u.n. nuclear watchdog last week it was going to be deploying a significant number of second generation centrifuges that can spin uranium three times as fast as ones currently used is not a sign of stepping back, jenna. it is certainly a sign of moving quickly along. there are some experts who think that actually more rigorous, intensive, sustained negotiations at this point will be more useful than sanctions. then there are different opinions at this point about this point of no return. some say it his iran has enough fissile materiel it could make a nuclear warhead. and that would be this summer by many estimates. others are saying that red line point is when iran can do that but do it in a way that is undetected by world powers so they won't really have an opportunity to respond in time. and some experts are frankly saying iran is already at this point is a nuclear power because it frankly does have the kn
. the obama administration not too happy about the comments and the process being held up. what is the administration saying about why it need the new national security team now? >> reporter: keep in mind the smart considering nominations for new secretary of defense. a nominee for cia director. president's new white house chief of staff offered this reminder we live in a dangerous world. >> between john brennan, the cia director and chuck hagel as secretary of defense we want to make sure we have those guys sitting in the chairs working because i don't want there to be something missed because of this hang up here in washington. >> reporter: you won't see action this week due to the president's day recess but capitol hill sources say the hagel nomination will be likely taken up a week from tomorrow. jenna: we'll watch that, mike, thank you. >> reporter: thank you. jon: for more let's bring in byron york chief political correspondent for the "washington examiner" and fox news contributor. the ways of the senate can be confusing, byron but looks like the senators that voted to bl
on the budget cuts looming over washington. we're learning now that president obama will address the american people a bit later this morning. we'll cover that live. he will be joined by first-responders whose jobs according to the white house are on the chopping block but will the president offer any last minute deal to avert the cuts? we're waiting to hear more on this coming up here on america' newsroom. this is breaking news. he said it was all an accident. bombshell testimony from "the blade runner" this morning the olympian and double amputee charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. good morning everybody on a tuesday. welcome back if you were away for the holiday weekend. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: i'm doing well. thank you. what a story. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the lawyers for oscar pistorius reading his affidavit this morning. he shot his girlfriend by mistake he claims, pumping four bullets into the bathroom door thinking she climbed in through the window in the bathroom and was a robber. bill: starting to se
a severe impact on our military preparedness. >> well, that was president obama yesterday speaking about massive looming defense budget cuts, as the pentagon threatens to reduce pay for our men and women in uniform and other painful money saving measures and all of that is raising questions about u.s. military strength down the road. now, new polls show americans are concerned. nearly half of our country believes the u.s. is weaker than less powerful than five years ago and less than one quarter think that america is stronger. a retired major general, fox news military analyst. >> good morning, jamie. >> jamie: i don't have to tell you how much i appreciate our troops, they're the greatest and the best. how much will cuts impact readiness. >> and the army cuts the o and m, operation and training budget, some 78% and also means a pay cut for our young men and women, and probably most dangerous, it threatens the contact that the american people have with their soldiers who have gone through what, now, over a decade of very, very painful wars, repeated trips to afghanistan and iraq. great s
said. senior obama administration official told us chuck hagel's testimony was not perfect he had a long day as he tried to explain away past public positions about important issues like iran and israel. >> give me an example where we have been intimidated the jewish lobby to do something dumb in the mideast or anywhere else. >> do you agree you shouldn't have said something like that? >> yes, i do. i have already said that. >> if he is confirmed he would be the first vietnam veteran to ever serve as secretary of defense. some of his supporters yesterday tried to highlight his service while comparing him to another senator who had a much smoother confirmation hearing last week. >> john kerry, chuck hagel with are a band of brothers out of vietnam with that special bond. i am sure you will utilize that and remember and make those two departments perform their function best serve the president and best serve the country. >> a senior obama administration tells us they think senator hagel tried hard to answer the questions in good faith but they were shocked and disappointed there wer
off. this is a problem congress can solve. >> president obama's white house helped prevent sequestration for the failure of the debt committee two years ago and now they are wondering why they didn't do anything to stop it sooner. >> the president signed it into law. from august 2011 through the end of the year the president did nothing to stop it. the white house recommended see quest station in 2011. now it is the fault of the president and congress. on the potential chopping block defense spending on the threats that could effect homeland security. oo that's what general bob scales is talking about this morning going on the record the general discussing that the impact could directly have an impact on our military strength. >> the easiest way to get money is people you can write a check to reduce those very quickly. the army is already took 66 percent in 2012. they are taking their proportion gnat share in 2013. what this means is for those troops deployed in afghanistan that leaves the army in a can nun drum do they expand the troops in afghanistan or send troops that a
. >> and president obama challenged by dick cheney, the former vp calling the president's pick for his national security team, quote, second rate. are his choices putting our safety at risk? we'll report you decide. >> mike: plus the regulation nation keeps getting bigger. and this month the obama administration is proposing even more to the, you know, of 60 billion dollars? but on what? "fox & friends" hour two on a sunday starts right now. ♪ >> well, people across the northeast and new england still reeling from this weekend's massive snowstorm and today, they'll start digging out and dumped several inches to over three feet of snow in some areas. >> alisyn: three feet of snow. it broke records. one the of the hardest hit states is connecticut where we find our anna kooiman, live in milford with the latest. there she is against a snow bank. >> reporter: yeah, very chilly. it's 11 degrees here in milford and we can tell you that folks in the northeast, they're used to dealing with this wild winter weather, but even folks here say it's been a long time since they've seen this much snow. we
the campaign and how they dealt the defeat and what governor romney thinks of president obama's second term agenda. it's an exclusive interview. that is it for today. have a great week. we'll see you next fox news sunday. >> this is a fox report. tonight, jimmie johnson wins the daytona 500 and an amazing day for nascar's first lady of racing, too. and all eyes on the vatican on this sunday. as a huge crowd displays an outpouring of love and admiration for the retiring pontiff. pope benedict xvi, sunday's final blessing as leader of 1.2 billion catholics, and worshippers packing st. peter's square as they prepare for the transition. in the next minute, the pontiff's word to the world. and a bombshell admission from the family of blade runner oscar pistorius, he's up on murder charges and now a family member facing charges for the death of a different woman. fox reports, the new developments on the legal firestorm surrounding the olympic star. and this bartender fired for trying to do what she says was the right thing. >> and simply had a very drunk person leaving the bar, he's going to kil
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